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Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Guest Post - It's all about the stamps by Lou Withers

This week we have a brand new guest blogger, Lou Withers, who is sharing some of her gorgeous artwork with us using the Mellow Fruitfulness and Autumn Edges stamps sets. Over to you Lou


I've always loved Chocolate Baroque. I remember the first time I ever went away on my own was to a retreat organized by Glenda and I was totally hooked. I had seen Glenda on tv and the stamps and techniques just stood out alone. So with this first set of work I just wanted to keep it simple to show off the stamps. I used watercolours and distress inks. To make sure the details stood out I drew over the images again. Hope you like them, simple, clean and just showcasing the stamps. 

Love
Lou

Love your approach to these stamps Lou, and the colouring of the images is beautiful. I'm sure you'll agree that this is a stunning way of featuring some of the images from these stamp sets and we would love to read your comments. And don't forget there is more inspirational artwork coming up, so please keep dropping in to see what's happening.
 

18 comments:

  1. Lovely work Lou, you have made those stamps come to life.
    Sandra

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  2. Hello Lou
    Nice image and the Tags are so pretty lovely effect Lou!
    Love Marg

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  3. What a beautiful way to showcase the stamps!

    Sally

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  4. These are wonderful - they really show of the stamps

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  5. This looks amazing, stunning tags, great use of the new stamps!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  6. Your use of the images( & moreover a part of them) as the focal point on each of these really highlights - as you say - the images themselves.Your colouring lends a lovely autumnal feel to the images & shows how colours can be used to blend into one another with the watercolouring technique. I love the plums & artichokes particularly.
    Paula (PEP)

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  7. That's what I need ,a retreat to learn to color and paint

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  8. Gorgeous tags, love your colouring! Shirleyxx

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  9. beautiful tags Lou - and great colouring

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  10. Beautiful coloured and so delicate-beautiful tags!

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  11. These are lovely, beautifully coloured.

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  12. These are gorgeous tags and the colours and colouring make the images look so life like. x

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  13. Fantastic colouring, the tags are a great idea for showing the stamps. Debbie xx

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  14. Wow, this is beautiful! Your coloring is great and indeed this really display the stamps very well! Miranda

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  15. Wow! Stunning tags Lou. Beautiful coloring and designs.
    Flo xx

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  16. Gorgeous! Simple and clean, but with a big impact. Indeed beautiful coloring!

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  17. Lol, Glenda has a lot to answer for doesn't she Lou! It was watching her demo on TV and seeing her beautiful stamp designs that got me hooked too. Well done with your debut project. You have definitely showcased the stamps perfectly with stunning colouring and I love how you retained the crispness of the images. Wonderful stuff!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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